Andrea Dyer Hastings’s Answers

Andrea Dyer Hastings

Alpharetta Family Law Attorney.

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  1. Do I need a divorce without a marriage certificate?

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. John Taylor Hopkins IV
    2. Glen Edward Ashman
    3. Andrea Dyer Hastings
    3 lawyer answers

    You need to obtain a divorce. The failure to properly return the marriage certificate to the court after it was signed by the minister is a technicality, and you are legally married. He is committing bigamy by being married to two women at the same time. Do not rely on what he told you that the probate clerk allegedly said as the clerk is not an attorney and can't render legal advice. You certainly don't want to emulate his error by remarrying without properly divorcing this man.

    2 lawyers agreed with this answer

  2. No visitation with my child, can my child support be stopped?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Robert M. Gardner Jr.
    2. Andrea Dyer Hastings
    3. Samuel Solomon Bruner
    4. Darrell Brinnett Reynolds Sr.
    4 lawyer answers

    Child support and visitation are separate issues, and are treated separately under the law. Thus, although the mother of your child has pursued legal means to terminate your visitation rights (presumably on a temporary basis), this does not create a right to terminate child support. The right of support belongs to the child, and if your child's mother agreed to suspend your child support, that agreement would not be legal and you would be subject to a contempt action in a court of competent...

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  3. Can my ex get alimony if we have been married for 6 years in Georgia? We both have worked the whole time equally.

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. John Taylor Hopkins IV
    2. Andrea Dyer Hastings
    2 lawyer answers

    There are a number of factors the Court may consider when determining whether to award alimony. The facts you list above may provide compelling arguments in your favor, but this issue does require the assistance of a skilled attorney to properly and effectively present the facts in conjunction to the statutory factors the Court will be examining when making this award. While you may have a safety plan and visitation in place through DFCS, you will likely need to memorialize that in a Court...

  4. Can a person file a restraining order in 2 states?

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Andrew Robert Fiddes
    2. James Lawrence Yeargan Jr.
    3. Andrea Dyer Hastings
    3 lawyer answers

    You will definitely need to have representation in both states. There are legal ramifications associated with failing to appear for a hearing. As difficult as it is, your best bet is to hire a lawyer in each jurisdiction.

  5. What can i do if my ex wife refuses to pick up my children to return to her.

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Alfred Fargione
    2. Glen Edward Ashman
    3. Andrea Dyer Hastings
    3 lawyer answers

    It would only be possible to pursue a contempt action against your ex-spouse at the point that she has actually violated the terms of the agreement, which is to say once she fails to drive to pick up the children. If she fails to follow the terms of the agreement and pick up the children, you could decide to file a contempt and possibly a change of custody action depending on the totality of the facts and circumstances. Generally situations like this one are much larger than the need for "gas...

  6. If I am seeking a divorce attorney, what percentage of their practice should be devoted to divorces?

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Glen Edward Ashman
    2. Alyson Faren Lembeck
    3. Carrie Michelle Richardson
    4. Adrian Kaspar Pritchett
    5. Andrea Dyer Hastings
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    Experience definitely matters in this situation. It is extremely important that you have an attorney who specializes in family law. It is a specific area, and the issues are the most important in your life: your children and your financial future. Once you find attorneys that have the necessary skills to handle such important aspects of your life, it is also vitally important that you hire an attorney with which you are comfortable and have a level of trust.

  7. My husband and I have only been married for two years, how will property and monies be divided in a divorce?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Anthony M. Zezima
    2. Daniel Ellis Rice
    3. Samuel Solomon Bruner
    4. Andrea Dyer Hastings
    5. Amy Marie Carter
    5 lawyer answers

    I recommend that you have a consultation with an experienced divorce attorney proceeding any further with your divorce. Your issues are manageable but complicated and require expertise in the area of separate property in divorce law in order to be handled properly. The issues to be considered and addressed are division of property, custody and support (possibly spousal and certainly child support). Spousal support may or may not be an issue given the length of your marriage, but an...

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